Hari Raya is upon us once again! In anticipation of this much-awaited celebration, let’s jump straight in to the fun part. THE FOOD! We highlighted the top 6 Raya treats that you can’t miss out!
What is Raya without ketupat? Boiled rice wrapped in a leafy, green pouch that’s handmade from coconut leaves, these iconic steamed rice dumplings complete each Raya celebration. It’s normally served with the assortment of rendang, serunding or curry.
Lemang usually takes the place of steam rice during the Raya season and is eaten with rendang or curry dishes. It is made of glutinous rice and coconut milk; cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick lined with banana leaves and can take up to four to five meticulous hours of roasting!
Serunding is essentially the Malaysian version of meat floss – a popular snack for Ramadan and Raya. Serunding is made of beef, seasoned and cooked until dry. Sprinkle it over ketupat, lontong or lemang, and enjoy the crunch!
This sticky sweet dessert is made from coconut milk, cane sugar, and rice flour. It comes in several flovours such as pandan, durian, soursop, chocolate and many more.
It’s everybody’s favourite Raya Dish. Rendang is a spicy meat dish cooked with abundance of spices, coconut milk and beef, though any meat can be used. It is simmered for hours to achieve the desired thick, savoury gravy and served either wet or dry.
A dish that has put Malaysia on the world map for foodies. Satay is well loved all over Southeast Asia. These skewers of grilled meat are usually served with a rich crunchy peanut dipping. Whether you prefer chicken, beef, fish or mutton, there’s something for everyone.